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Unread 01-12-2009, 20:36   #61
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How many people get on/off at Rathdrum anyway? How about skipping it for certain services?
I don't think thats going to happen! Hopefully next year or early 2011 we will have 6 car 22ks on the Rosslare line when SDO arrives.

It still angers me greatly that you can't put a 2x3 car set on the line at present because of one platform at Rathdrum. This safety malarky grinds my gears
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Unread 01-12-2009, 20:40   #62
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That Maynooth train now terminates at Pearse, a separate train operates the 18:30 to Rosslare
Thank God!
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Unread 01-12-2009, 21:03   #63
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When you say commuter services are 28/29k I assume you mean the 12.05 to arklow and the 17.30 to wexford only. The 16.30 is InterCity right?
The 1630 to Wexford and 1930 ex Wexford are 29 operated. The 09.05 to Sligo and return trip have also returned to 29 operation. Quite simply there are not enough 22K trains to cover all services.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 21:42   #64
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If they hadn't put some 22ks going to Cork then maybe there would be enough to cover all Sligo services and the 16.30 to Wexford!!

This is not acceptable. I thought they ordered plenty of 22ks back in 2006? Should they really be used on newbridge/kildare services??? I think 29ks are more suitable. You really have to question the deployment of some of the 22k
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Unread 01-12-2009, 22:31   #65
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sublimity - some 22Ks were ordered in commuter config to replace the Mark 3 Push Pulls.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 23:26   #66
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sublimity - some 22Ks were ordered in commuter config to replace the Mark 3 Push Pulls.
Does this mean the plan is for 29ks to be limited to Maynooth and Dundalk commuter lines?

What is the plan for the commuter stock? Are they planning to withdraw some of the 2600/2700/2800/29k class soon pending the arrival of more 22ks?
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Unread 01-12-2009, 23:33   #67
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All of late 2011 all services from/to Longford and Dundalk will be 22k operated. There 22k fleet are common, either 3 or 6 car and the 6 car either has first class or no first class. No Cobh or Midleton services are 22k, only Cork-Mallow-Kerry in the 2010 timetable as it should be.

Remember 6 coaches had to be sent back to Korea due in transit damage, they have been scrapped and 6 new ones built. The final 3 car set should appear in service in coming days and a number are trapped beyond Carrick-in-Shannon

The released trains go to Dunboyne and elsewhere
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Unread 01-12-2009, 23:41   #68
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The final 3 car set should appear in service in coming days and a number are trapped beyond Carrick-in-Shannon

The released trains go to Dunboyne and elsewhere
Lets hope that final 3 car set is shared between Sligo and Wexford!

Remember Sligo still has 29ks on Sundays which is disgraceful. This must come to an end soon.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 23:47   #69
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Remember 6 coaches had to be sent back to Korea due in transit damage, they have been scrapped and 6 new ones built. The final 3 car set should appear in service in coming days and a number are trapped beyond Carrick-in-Shannon
I think the final set for service is a 6-car non-premier version 22045. All 3 car sets bar the two returned to Korea are in service. These two will apparently not be replaced until the next deliveries in late 2010 as they will added to the 51 car order.
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How many people get on/off at Rathdrum anyway? How about skipping it for certain services?
How about shutting the line south of Greystones?
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Unread 02-12-2009, 04:23   #71
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Hey if I was doing radical surgery I'd cut the line before Bray Head.
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Unread 02-12-2009, 12:04   #72
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Called down to the station today in the forlorn hope of getting the full book version of the new timetable - the staff haven't even received copies yet! Normal service has been resumed anyway as the 07.32 from Connolly (ICR ) arrived 17 minutes late with about 8 passengers aboard. Walking back from the station I was passed by an empty, but in service, #2 Bus Eireann service to Rosslare Harbour. This wasteful duplication of services is decimating the railway, wasting tax payers money as well as polluting the planet.
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Unread 03-12-2009, 14:57   #73
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That Maynooth train now terminates at Pearse, a separate train operates the 18:30 to Rosslare
I think to Wexford as I stayed on it last night until Tara St. And there was no physical switching of trains needed at Connolly.

But apparently the delay in the "fast" 16h53 train that makes three stops from Maynooth to Connolly is now slower because an 'all stops' commuter train leaves Maynooth at 16h40! WTF?
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Unread 24-12-2009, 09:29   #74
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I think the new timetable is outrageous. The 13.30 arrives into Gorey at 15.23 1hr53mins total time, where-as the 2009 timetable the total time was 1hr38mins. It takes 15mins longer to reach Gorey simply outrageous.
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I just wanted to ask,will there be a new 2011 timetable published this year or will the current timetable continue???
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Unread 05-01-2011, 19:08   #76
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It is unlikely to be changed much until they get more 22000s.

There may be minor adjustments as seen over the last 6 months.
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Unread 05-01-2011, 20:22   #77
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When are more 2200's due and how many units??
When is 6 car set due back into service? (Half in Glasgow being repaired and other sitting in Portlaois).

On the journey planner all services are only available until mid Feb. The need to have a new timetable for some routes as the current one is a complete mess.
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